Roundworms May Be Used to Screen Substances in Battle Against Alzheimer’s

Roundworms May Be Used to Screen Substances in Battle Against Alzheimer’s
California-based researchers from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging created a method capable of screening substances that might be effective in age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease — with the help of roundworms. The new tool, presented at the Allied Genetics Conference in Orlando, Florida, on July 15, makes use of six different strains of roundworms, using the short lifespan and the genetic differences between the strains to quickly screen for substances that might also work in humans. The research leading to the new tool was a collaborative effort, also involving scientists from the University of Oregon and
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